Careers in Construction Month: Samantha Acosta-Garcia
For Samantha Garcia, Project Accountant, the construction industry helps shape the world we live in and leaves a lasting impression in the communities we work in.
What do you enjoy most about working in the construction industry?
I enjoy seeing projects from their start to their finish. When you drive by a completed project that your company worked for, you feel a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment.
Why did you choose a career in the construction industry?
I previously worked for a bank selling credit cards and loans to customers, but wasn’t enjoying the approach or the cut-throat environment. I wanted to find an industry that was fruitful and allowed me to utilize my skillset in a more creative way.
How do you feel your role as Project Accountant helps to contribute to the company’s overall wellbeing or purpose?
I contribute in all aspects of my role, but most importantly by being diligent with my work. As a Project Accountant, I am here to assist our Project Managers and Project Engineers in monitoring the progress of projects and ensure project billings are issued and payments are received in a timely manner. It’s a huge team effort!
What would you say to other professionals who may not have considered a career within the construction industry?
Whether you work in Accounting or Administrative Support Roles, there is something for everyone. There are a lot of opportunities for growth within this industry, especially here at Corbins Electric. This is also an industry of second changes. If you made a mistake when you were younger, construction gives you a second chance to rebuild your life.